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No one injured in barn fire west of Hagerstown

October 04, 2012

HUYETTS — It took firefighters about 15 minutes to control a small fire that caused $1,000 in damages to a garage Wednesday night on National Pike west of Hagerstown, fire officials said.

The initial call for the fire at 16415 National Pike went out at 7:16 p.m., a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The location is near the intersection of National and Greencastle pikes, just across from Sheetz.

Chief William Ball of Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS said nobody was inside the detached structure when units arrived.

“It was about 50 percent involved (when we arrived),” Ball said. “We did an interior attack.”

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire started inside the garage. The cause had not been determined by Thursday.

Ball said the structure did not have electricity.

Traffic moved slowly along National Pike, which was cut down to one lane, as crews cleaned up debris around the partially burned building.

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Along with Williamsport, fire crews from Maugansville, Halfway and Clear Spring responded to the fire. The Washington County rehab and air units were also called to the scene.

— C.J. Lovelace

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